The first Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Member Associations’ (MA) General Secretaries’ Conference began in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Tuesday.
AFC General Secretary Dato’ Windsor John opened the three-day event which also includes an induction programme for newly-appointed MA General Secretaries later in the week.
Dato’ Windsor said: “This landmark event is another example of the AFC’s commitment, in its Vision and Mission, to support the development of the Member Associations. It is an ideal opportunity for the exchange of ideas, best practice and views which will all help make our MAs stronger.
“Our Vision of being a world leading Confederation, while supporting our teams to perform at the highest level on the world stage and continuing to ensure that football is the leading sport in Asia is an ambitious one.
“And it is one that can only be delivered with the support of the MAs, who provide the backbone for the AFC. By bringing all the General Secretaries to Kuala Lumpur we have created an environment where they can understand and support the objectives of football in Asia.”
Also joining the conference in the next few days will be the FIFA Chief Member Association Officer Joyce Cook and her colleagues, Andreas Krannich from the globally renowned integrity monitoring agency Sportradar, the Head of AFC-UEFA Projects Alex Phillips as well as key AFC directors and staff.